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    September 9, 2012
    6:30 - 6:59pm EDT  

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now abc2news at 6:30. good evening. i'm kelly swoope. people are cleaning up after a pair of tornadoes tore through new york city. they were part of a series of powerful storms. here is the latest. >> dark clouds descend over the new york skyline saturday as two tornadoes hit the big apple. >> look at the tornado. >> 75-mile-an-hour winds. [no audio] >> just 15 seconds of intense
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wind noise, things crashing around me. >> the same storm cell is thought to have spun this second twister in brooklyn. >> it was a superwind which is the only way i can describe it. it felt like it was sucking you up. >> there was severe weather. it was hit by flash flooding and cars submerged as they struggled in the rising waters. >> in new jersey, 75-mile-an- hour wins sent a tree branch in the living room. >> there were over 286 reports of weu7bdz damage from south carolina to new hampshire including a stage collapse where two people were under the wreckage. power has been restored to most of the 200,000 homes that lost it up and down the east coast.
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>> we had a lot of wind damage across baltimore and toward the south, annapolis and arundel county. still power issues tonight, but here is the shot downtown, a gorgeous shot. 78 in town. 78 ocean city. look at oakland, a struggle to get out of the 60s. we hit 63 degrees. it is all about the dewpoints running into the 50s. that will be the trend. dry air over the next five to six days. >> 71 for your temperature. falling back into the 60s and monday at 59 degrees starting out. >> we have one weather story to talk about, leslie, a huge storm. we'll talk about that seven-day forecast that you're going to love, in just a little bit. >> what a side weekend. baltimore came out to pay respects. several thousand people filed passed the casket of art modell
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this weekend. it was taken over by somber fans and music of frank sinatra. here is more. >> reporter: to be soothed by thousands of family members, it makes me feel elated. i could shrug out the door. >> all you done for baltimore, thank you. >> thanks for the memories. >> they lined up waiting for the gates to open at 11:00 saturday morning. no beer, hot dogs or cheering stands. the people like ben davis who wants to give his son and daughter a history lesson about their hometown. >> i tried teaching my kids about the history of how they came back. >> football came back to baltimore thanks to art modell. his name is now on the field. >> after along wait, the kids begin to understand art modell was much more than a franchise
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owner. he is credit with naming the ravens 17 years ago with starting monday night football and with raising money to start charities. his two sons greeted every person that walked passed the casket. his longtime assistant sam miller was with them and so was offensive tackle who remembers the personal side. >> how you doing man? how is your mother? how is your brother? he knew everybody's name. i could do that or the guy in the practice squad could do that. >> there was an estimated 3,000 people who paid their respects to someone who felt like family. >> i can't imagine what my life would have been like or my families, all the memories we had watching the games. i wanted to thank him one last time for being such a great person. >> the me del family wants to thank you. the memories of their father run much deeper than football.
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>> if anyone in the world wonders why this is the best football city in the world, all they had to do was be here today. >> there will be a number of tributes throughout the season. there will be a moment of silence before the home opener on monday night. cheryl connor, abc2news. >> he will be laid to rest tuesday following a private service. aberdeen police officer is dead after a bizarre accident. the canine officer fell some 47 feet to his death off an elevated exit ramp early saturday morning. he was on a party bus returning from a trip and pulled over for an unknown reason. it appears to be a tragic accident but they will try to determine why the bus pulled over and why he got out. a bicyclist was struck and killed. the 27-year-old jason leonard
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was sitting in the middle of the road after falling off his bike. now according to police he was then hit by an car. they are still investigating this incident. and a man is killed and ten others hurt. the 27-year-old anderson died when his van crossed the center line west of queen highway and hit an m t a bus head on the car traveled backwards more than 40 feet before it caught fire. firefighters had to use the "jaws of life" to pull the people out of the car and anderson later died at the hospital. the 14-year-old passenger is in the hospital in stable condition tonight. the bus driver and 8 passengers were not seriously hurt. president barack obama is hoping to sway older voters and
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those working toward retirement. >> mitt romney is promising to repeal the president's healthcare plan. we'll have the latest in tonight's democracy 2012. >> is the most popular couple expecting? watch coming up. anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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if you were stuck in this traffic this weekend, you had a whole lot of company. traffic and parking an absolute nightmare. the county had the day 2 canceled because of the problems. mutters are obstacle courses held in the mud all over the world. more than half a million people participated but this one is being called an absolute disaster. it is all over social media. they said there was flooding, traffic and parking issues and inconsistent support from
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authorities for the cancellation. the traffic volume, lack of adequate parking and the weather that impacted the course yesterday played a role in can selling for today. >> they were not able to participate and will be e- mailed information about refunds and possibly transfers. well in 58 days america will head to the polls to elect a president. the race is expected to hinge on independent voters and relatively few swing states. one is florida where president barack obama was campaigning today. health care is a hot topic there. mitt romney. >> reporter: on this first weekend of the fall campaign president barack obama rose through the state of florida where medicare matters to retirees. >> our plans strengthens medicare. >> no american should have to
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spend their golden years at the mercy of insurance companies. >> for mitt romney it was obama care and what sounds like backing off the pledge for full repeal. >> i'm not getting rid of all of health care reform, of course there are a number of things i like in healthcare reform that i'll put in place. one is to make sure those with prechesting conditions get coverage. >> florida, they are throwing up new ads in wisconsin. >> here we're not better off under president barack obama. >> the choice offer running mate paul ryan and the new voice on economic statistics. >> it is the 43rd month of unemployment above 8%. for every person who got a job last month, nearly four stopped looking for work. >> governor romney went to church after hammering home his own economic message. >> if this president is re-
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elected you'll see chronic unemployment for four years or longer. >> president barack obama accused him of fuzz supply math. >> he said he wouldn't take a deal with $10 of spending cuts for $1 of revenue increases and the problem is the math or the arithmetic doesn't add up. >> now maryland's most accurate forecast. >> what a spectacular a noon. take a look. down in chesapeake beach, watch a few of the clouds bubble up during the course of the afternoon but it was spectacular, 70s, low humidity. finally going to that fall standard. we have a packed house at the inner harbor right now. at 76 degrees. look at the bone dry humidity at 45%. that northwesterly wind at 8 is ushering in the drier air.
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76 in town. a pair of 7s out to frederick. 71 there. most numbers north and west of the city points will be dealing with temperatures into the maybe upper 40 mark for tonight. you notice the northerly wind coming in. look at the dewpoints into the 50s. we have talked about dewpoints into the 70s for much of the last couple of weeks but that will change for this upcoming workweek. 71 at 8:00. we'll start off your monday morning on the cool side, but mostly sunny at 59. into the 70s tomorrow afternoon. we will be below average for a change. a few showers well up toward the north. that is our pittsburgh radar network. we won't deal with any precipitation but maybe a few clouds during the course of tonight. there is one piece of energy that has to get out offer here, but by tomorrow afternoon, the high pressure will build in and ing the much cooler air mass that will be in place. it is all about this high
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pressure system that is out over michigan. this comes in as we head into tomorrow afternoon. it will stay with us through friday afternoon. mostly sunny skies, a fall feel for temperatures in the 70s. 70 in chicago right now. that's true heat, denver near 90. that stays out toward the west. so this cold front will deflect offshore. lessly is not going to be a problem. michael is out towards the central atlantic. both will stay offshore and well out toward an maritimes. >> upper 40s for hagers town. then temperatures tomorrow afternoon with full on sunshine into the 70s. tomorrow night 50s and 40s north and west of 70. it is going to feel like fall for much of this week.
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the forecast for the rest of tonight will be in the 50s, mostly clear. it is cool, beautiful tomorrow. 77 degrees. a wonderful afternoon. again game on for tomorrow. we have ravens game and things will be beautiful, 77 degrees. then as we head into much of this week, really nothing going on. most of the sunny skies maybe we get back into the 80s by wednesday and thursday, low humidity and a chance of a shower comes in by sunday. this is going to be probably the best week we have had in i can't even tell you how long. >> after last week there was nothing going on. >> exactly. >> you know what a baby bump is. >> yes. panda? >> no. >> they could have a new cub in a few weeks. her uterine wall is thickening and her hormone levels have changed. panda pregnancy is never a done
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deal until the cub is born. that is because panda moms often have a phenomenal called false pregnancy. let's hope it is not the case. they already have one baby cub. we'll be back after a short break the ?o?o?oçoíc';
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lcome. i'm kim knight. marilyn boasts some unique restaurants and of course the seafood which i believe is the best in the world. there is a new unique program out in the state so joining us marshall westin and the director of communications or marketing i should say sarah cunningham. >> this nice program called dine out maryland, tell me about it. >> at the restaurant
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association, we know marylanders love to go out to eat. in the month offer september some the sports season is ramping up and it is one of the slower time or the year for the restaurant in city. we were thinking of ways to help remind people to patronize our restaurantings and that is where the dine out maryland came from. we know that everyone loves a discount so we kind of came up with some ingenious way toss make the dine out maryland program a reason for people to go out to eat and support our restaurants. >> tell us how it works. >> the program has two components to it so there is the savings components and a contest component. >> the savings works where any participating restaurant offers a 20% discount to diners for
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september and diners must visit our dine out maryland.com website to download the coupon and then to make the event a little more fun to have an added element of punch and fun and to encourage diners to either out for the entire month, we have a contest component so we're encouraging diners to check in when they visit a restaurant. they can check in via their smart phone or a game card that will be made readily available. if they check into restaurants, that includes breakfast, run if or dinner, at least 6 times during the month of september. they can win certificates every week for a year. >> i want that. i guess i can't get that. that sounds great. >> it is a month. i love to eat out, too. >> exactly. >> tell me about how it is different from restaurant week
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other than it is a month long. >> sure. most restaurant weeks confine you to one area of the state whether it's be baltimore city, different counties such as and even ocean city has their own restaurant week. instead of being forced to rush, find time during that one week to go and take advantage of the opportunity, this is a month-long event, so diners can go out whenever it is convenient for them. we know september is a very busy month for a lot of people so we are giving options. restaurants give lots of different options to didn't people and it is a month-long, go when you can, take advantage of the savings when you can ch having a 20% discount instead of a set menu, it allows a whole host of different restaurants to participate. >> and choices as well. >> exactly. >> tell me about you're partnered with share our strength. what is that about? >> the restaurant association
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the dine out maryland program will go out for the campaign that is designed to help end childhood hunger in the state of maryland so when diners eat out at the participating restaurants they will be encouraged to donate upwards of a dollar or more to help end hunger in the state of maryland. it is another way we really want to encourage the diners to grab friends and family to help with this very important cause. >> now how many restaurants are involved right new? >> almost 400 restaurants are signed to participate. you'll have options in every county in the state of maryland. >> restaurant owners watching right now or if someone wants to participate, you have a website. >> go to dine out maryland.com and you can get all the information you need. >> i'm really hungry right now. >> you should be. >> sarah cunningham and marshall westin from the restaurant association of maryland, thanks a lot for
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being our guest today. >> thanks for having us. >> thank you. >> thanks for tuning into maryland's spotlight. anncr: this casino's in west virginia. but it makes millions off marylanders every year. now they're running dishonest ads. why? because voting for question seven is a vote to build a... world-class resort casino in maryland. creating thousands of jobs and... ...according to the official department of legislative... services, hundreds of millions for our schools. while saving taxpayer money by cutting casino subsidies. question seven. good jobs and better schools in maryland. not west virginia.
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